BE, HAVE and DO are auxiliary verbs. Auxiliary verbs are 'helping verbs' and are used to give more detail about the main verb. Examples: 'BE' is used with the Present Continuous tense of the main verb: "I am working". "HAVE" is used with the Perfect tenses: "I have been working", "I had been working". "DO" … Continue reading Auxiliary Verbs and Modals.
The conjugation of the verb To Do The verb To DO (pronunciation: tʊ dʊ) can be used as both a main verb and an auxiliary verb, sometimes together in the same sentence. For example: How do you do Mr. Smith? As a main verb, it means: To perform an action - for example: Have you … Continue reading Verb To Do – How do you…
Uses and meaning. The verb To Be (pronounced biː) is used to indicate the identity of a person or thing. It is also used as a linking verb, an auxiliary (helping) verb, and is the most commonly used and the most irregular verb in the English language. We use the verb TO BE: … Continue reading Verb TO BE – Present Tense
The word like is very versatile. It can be used as a verb, a preposition, an adjective, and a noun. It's two main uses are as a verb and as a preposition: VERB The word LIKE used as a verb, means to enjoy, or to have a preference for something or someone. It is used … Continue reading LIKE verb or preposition?
What does Negative without Positive mean? Well, it means that there are some negative words in English that do not have a positive word as their opposite. In English, the prefixes IN and UN plus a few others, are used to make certain words negative. The opposite of 'comfortable', for example, is 'uncomfortable'. But some … Continue reading Negative Without Positive…
LIVE / ALIVE / LIVELY / LIFE / LIVING. There are various forms of the word LIVE: as a verb, an adjective, a noun and a gerund. As a VERB: To LIVE, ( pronounced: lɪv ) is a regular verb. It means to make your home in a particular place, or with a … Continue reading LIVE – different uses and pronunciation.
UP is such a little word, but has many, many uses. Phonetic pronunciation /ʌp/ The word UP in English has perhaps more meanings than any other two-letter word. It is listed in the dictionary as an adverb, a preposition, an adjective, a noun and a verb. Not to mention the many phrasal verbs that … Continue reading The word UP has many meanings in English.